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radans
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Troyian word for the dilithium mined on that planet, used as gemstones until its usefulness in warp drive was made known to their culture. The leader of Troyius gave Elaan, the Dohlman of Elas, a necklace...

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ramscoop
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Also known as a Bussard collector. A ramscoop uses magnetic fields to collect hydrogen from interstellar for fuel. Chief O'Brien compared ramscoops to the arva nodes in Tosk's ship damaged in 2369, since...

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ready room
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A room on many Federation vessels that is adjacent to the bridge, where the captain can work relatively undisturbed.

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rec deck
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Short for recreation deck, a facility located aft on deck 7 of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 after its refit. It offered an assortment of games to crewmen. Also among its features were a large viewscreen...

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recorder marker
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A buoy with data-storage capability, also known as a flight recorder, carried aboard space vessels as a record of its activities in the event of cataclysmic loss. In 2265, the U.S.S. Enterprise found a...

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Recreation Room Holodeck
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By 2270, the Enterprise is equipped with a holodeck in its Recreation Room. A control console in the center of the large chamber allows for such holographic simulations as a sunny beach, or a pleasant...

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refrigeration unit
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General name for the cryostasis generator added to the life-support system of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in 2268 by commandeering Scalosians, who meant to keep the crew in stasis until needed to help...

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rematerialization subroutine
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part of the operating program of a transporter. This subroutine controls the reintegration of transported subjects. In 2295 Captain Scott used a transporter aboard the U.S.S. Jenolen to suspend himself...

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Replicator
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Devices derived from transporter technology to dematerialize matter and then reconstitute it in another form. Replicators, in use since the early 24th century, are most commonly used as food dispensers...

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resonators
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Mechanisms that create powerful underground planetary oscillations. In 2365, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D modified several class-1 probes to function as resonators. Sent below the surface of planet...

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retina scan
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A more reliable way of detecting a persons identity, by scanning an individuals blood vessel pattern within the retina. Kirk had to submit to a retina scan to gain access to the Project Genesis files.

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rifle, Xindi-Reptilian
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A bio-technology weapon utilized by the Xindi-Reptilians of the Delphic Expanse. It normally fires small yellow energy bolts, but can be modified to fire organic grenades. Two in-line "techno-larvae" inside...

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root command structure
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Computer operating systems that control the Borg collective.

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rubindium crystal
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A gemstone which provides one component of a subcutaneous transponder. When imprisoned on planet Ekos in 2268, Commander Spock used crystals from two transponders to create a primitive laser.

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ryetalyn
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A vital mineral used in the cure of deadly Rigelian fever. In 2269 the fever -struck crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise was cured by a deposit of ryetalyn found on a small planetoid in the Omega system.  

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